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Race Review: Cinco de Mayo in Portland

By On May 24, 2017

In its fifteenth year, the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and kids’ half-miler gives you a nice view of downtown Portland. It begins and ends on the East side near… Read More

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Race Review: Worst Day of the Year Run

By On January 21, 2017

One of the weirder races you can get yourself into, the Worst Day of the Year Run is held on loops of gravel track at McMenamins Edgefield, in late January. It’s a… Read More

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Twilight Half Marathon – Race Review

By On July 12, 2016

Even before I was invited to run the Twilight Half Marathon, I was excited to hear that there was an evening race in Vancouver. With a start time at 6pm, its whole… Read More

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Run on the River Half Marathon in Astoria – Race Review

By On May 25, 2016

I have to confess: When I signed up for the Run on the River Half Marathon (held in Astoria, Oregon), my ulterior motive was to plan a vacation on the beach. And… Read More

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Hippie Chick – Race Review

By On May 11, 2016

The Hippie Chick Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon is an all-women’s event held every year on Mother’s Day weekend in Hillsboro, Oregon. It’s got a costume award component, resulting in lots of… Read More

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Volunteering at the Gorge Waterfalls 50K: What I Learned about Ultramarathons

By On April 19, 2016

Ultramarathon – A race of any distance longer than 26.2 miles, often held on challenging trails rather than roads. Gorge Waterfalls 50K – An epic race with more than 6000 total feet… Read More

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Blooms to Brews – Race Review

By On April 13, 2016

In just its second year, the Blooms to Brews race is already becoming a local phenomenon. Boasting a flat race course, unique event choices and a USATF certified Boston Qualifier, its appeal… Read More

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Adidas Shamrock Run – Race Review

By On March 18, 2016

The Adidas Shamrock Run is kind of a local institution. For one morning, they close down the streets of downtown Portland and, if you’re ready, you get to dive into a sea… Read More

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Race Discount Codes! Save up to 50% OFF

By On February 24, 2016

You’ll often hear that running is a cheap sport. “All you need is a pair of shoes,” they say, and to some extent they’re right. But if you like to run in… Read More

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Heart Breaker Half / 5K / 10K: Race Review

By On February 16, 2016

The Heart Breaker Half and Providence Heart-to-Start 5k/10k is a strong race, and its two strongest points are the lovely course, and the great people who run and walk it. I got… Read More